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Oceans & Ale

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Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 253-2253
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone should check this place out. After moving to Williamsburg in May, Oceans and Ale has become my fiancé and I's favorite place. They have a great selection for drinks, the food is always delicious, and the staff is very welcoming. I've even been there alone and had a good time. It's definitely a stop to make if you're looking... More 

Thank Acomf5
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Williamsburg quite often and always eat dinner here. The service is always great! The prices are reasonable and food is awesome. We have never been disappointed!!

Thank skully1417
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Chilean Sea Bass, it was grilled to the proper temp. My wife had the crab cakes. The had less filler than most but we're very dry. The sauce with it overpowered the palette. We asked for some scampi butter and that helped. We both had the garlic potatoes, nothing special. The restaurant is suitable for couples, friend... More 

Thank Jim H
Wilton, Connecticut
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Oceans and Ale during a brief stay in Williamsburg. The food was outstanding (recommend the southwest chicken spring roll appetizer as well as the seafood Mac n cheese). The service was a touch on the slower side, crowded probably due to being the weekend. Overall would highly recommend.

Thank Swimfamily100
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we tried to have dinner there was a long wait. Came back the next day and glad we did. Enjoyed everything we had.

Thank petervV8448TF
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in at 2:30 to eat lunch. The hostess said we would have to wait 30 minutes for a small table because they only had large tables. What????

Thank RisaL10
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crab leg night every Wednesday!! all you can eat for $22 after 5pm. It's not a huge place though so you might have to eat at the bar or be prepared to wait over an hour.

Thank gkoke
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants to dine at when in the Williamsburg area. Their crab dip is the best I have ever had! Staff is friendly and the outside dining is relaxing. It is a nice balance between local bar and restaurant. If you go definetely try the crab dip, but you can't go wrong with anything on... More 

Thank Melissa P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our second visit. Not at all disappointed, all you can eat wing night Mondays. Waitress was so sweet and friendly. A great place for locals to meet, but also for tourists. Wings were excellent and the parmesan garlic were outstanding. Highly recommend.

Thank RivahGirl
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to Williamsburg on vacation 3 times per year but this was the first time we went to Ocean's Ale. It was superb! And very well priced too. I had blackened Chilean Sea Bass that was scrumptious! The meal was preceded by a substantial caesar salad. The green beans were also delicious and the homemade creamy coleslaw was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $24
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: (757) 253-2253

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?